As winter beckons, we start to lean toward foods with a little more heat, a little extra comfort, and a lot of flavor. Enter bean soups. From Mexican black bean soup to an American classic with a healthy dose of ham hock, here’s how we’re keeping ourselves warm and satisfied.
Beans + cured pork
Fatback and heirloom beans make an easy but impressive soup, and it tastes even better the next day.
A creamy Mexican soup
Cumin and saffron bring depth to this soup with a puréed tomato base.
Just four ingredients
Navy beans, ham hock, onions, and butter. That’s all you need.
The smoothest black bean soup
The smoothest, silkiest black bean soup you’ll ever eat.
Soup with a kiss of smoke
Smoked ham hock and Hungarian paprika keep this soup interesting.
Beans and greens
Add hearty kale for a one-pot meal.
Loads of olive oil and garlic in this one.